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McCanick (2013)

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Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past.

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Josh C. Waller

Writer:

Daniel Noah

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morse ... Eugene 'Mack' McCanick
Cory Monteith ... Simon Weeks
Mike Vogel ... Floyd Intrator
Rachel Nichols ... Amy Intrator
Ciarán Hinds ... Jerry Quinn
Tracie Thoms ... Alice
Trevor Morgan ... Louis
Aaron Yoo ... Carl
Mark Anthony Ashton ... Derek ('Fat F**k')
Kia Nguyen Kia Nguyen ... Gubb
Kevin Daniels ... Undercover Tanktop
Damian Wallace Damian Wallace ... Tracksuit
Nakia Dillard ... Short Guy
Franklin Ojeda Smith ... Julius
Daniel Vespa Daniel Vespa ... Ainsley
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Storyline

When narcotics detective Eugene 'Mack' McCanick discovers that a seemingly harmless young criminal, Simon Weeks, has been released from prison, it triggers a firestorm of paranoia and violence. Mack and his partner, Floyd, mercilessly hunt down Weeks for unknown reasons over the course of one long, hot day. The closer Mack gets to his prey, the more we understand that his frenzy stems from a truth from the past, which only Weeks can expose. The truth is revealed in the explosive finale, which culminates in a surprisingly emotional confrontation not just between McCanick and Weeks, but also between McCanick and himself.

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The truth has stayed buried for over seven years. But now-this day-the reckoning will come. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some strong violence and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

МакКаник See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Cory Monteith's final film before his sudden passing in July 2013. His scenes were filmed in October, 2012 while he was still shooting Glee (2009)'s fourth season. See more »

Quotes

Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: Look at them. Car full of fucking suburban soccer kids, I hate them.
Floyd Intrator: It's a ray of sunshine, aren't you? Anything else you don't hate?
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: Jerry Lewis.
Floyd Intrator: That's random. Jerry Lewis?
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick: Jerry Lewis is not random.
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Connections

References The French Connection (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

TAKE NOTES
produced by HANK MCCOY (RONALD SPENCER)
Music written by Chill Moody
Performed by Chill Moody
Courtesy of NICETHINGS MUSIC
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Proof that there was more to Monteith
9 November 2013 | by noway234-1See all my reviews

The hallmark of a really good performance is that you don't even realize who the actor is. The ability to transform and completely change who you are to create a character is a rare talent... Cory pulls that off in this movie. Let's be honest, no one is seeing this movie because they're a fan of police drama's. There are thousands of those out there and yes, those are better told than this one. You're interested in this movie as a curious last look at Cory's career to see what his final piece of work was. Well let me tell you right now, this is something special. He devoted himself to this character. He is so far into it that even when his face takes up 90% of the screen you'll be second guessing if it's Cory or not. He dived into this character completely and if this is to go in the history books as his final film, it's a perfect film to hold that title. It proves that he had fantastic potential to pull out amazing performances, sadly we won't see any more after this. It's a must see for any fan of Cory, you owe it to yourself to see him at his prime.


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